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by Mariah and Cheryl Schmidt

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Black Earth Historical Society looking for photos

 

The Black Earth Historical Society is looking for local photographs for future displays and archives.

Dakota Lueck and Macy Stampfli given 4th quarter Quality Student Awards

The Wisconsin Heights Optimist Club of Mazomanie and Black Earth are pleased to announce their 4th Quarter Quality Student Awards.

Be careful of what you’re flushing: disposable wipes back things up


On June 10, 2021, a ball of disposable wipes was removed from a Village of Prairie du Sac sewer main that had caused raw sewer to back up into a nearby residence.

Disposable wipes have been causing problems in communities around the country and the Village of Prairie du Sac is no different. Wipes used for changing diapers, personal hygiene, housecleaning, and more cause major problems when flushed down toilets. Though many of these products are labeled “flushable” or “septic safe,” they are anything but.

Sauk Prairie Healthcare given ‘Hero” Award


Sauk Prairie Healthcare was recently recognized by the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce with the 2021 Hero Award. The award recognizes and honors an organization or individual who provided critical response to the global pandemic. The nominee finalists demonstrated creative and innovative approaches while ensuring safety was maintained within operations. “We are humbled and truly honored by the Hero award, realizing that every nominee deserves this recognition,” said Shawn Lerch, CEO of Sauk Prairie Healthcare. “The Hero award represents the gargantuan efforts taken by an extraordinary team whose sole purpose was to educate, protect, and serve our communities. The pandemic challenged each and every one of us, our families, our neighbors, our businesses, and our communities. I could not be more proud how this incredible and passionate team came together in the face of a global pandemic, ensuring we maintained our commitment to provide safe, high quality care in a personalized and compassionate manner.” Lerch feels strongly that Sauk Prairie Healthcare was only able to successfully serve its mission and duty to our communities because of the incredible collaboration with community and business partners over the last 18 months. The list is long but a few examples include: businesses providing additional PPE; restaurants supporting team members with food; community groups who sewed thousands of the masks; philanthropic support for equipment; distilled spirits to make hand sanitizer; community coordination of large scale COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics; unified messaging campaigns focused on WE not ME and virus prevention education; and strong communication and coordination between first responders, healthcare partners, and school districts. “To be clear, the pandemic is not yet over,” Lerch reminds. “But know that our communities are safer, stronger, and are positioned to recover quickly because of the massive efforts by the extraordinary people who make our community truly special.”

Sauk Prairie Healthcare was recently recognized by the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce with the 2021 Hero Award. The award recognizes and honors an organization or individual who provided critical response to the global pandemic.

Mazo loses history: the Lake Marion Mill Race bridge

Mazomanie lost an historic bridge a few weeks ago. It was the 111 year old Lake Marion Mill Race Bridge located at the north end of Lake Marion. The bridge used to convey old County Highway PF over the mill race. Then PF crossed over the railroad tracks into Mazomanie at the eastern end of Crescent Street.

Black Earth Children’s Museum reopening on June 21st

The Black Earth Children’s Museum is reopening after its closure in March of 2020, on June 21.

Founder and Executive Director Karen Carlock says, “we’re really looking forward to being open again and serving our regional community!”

Giving back to the community through baseball

The Sauk Prairie Twins have new jerseys courtesy of Tony Bauernhuber, a local business owner who wanted to give back to the community. Bauernhuber owns and runs Tone B’s Auto Bath Detail Services. He also threw out the first pirtch at last weekend's game.

Tekla Nimmow wins award for artwork


Tekla Nimmow was recently awarded the Rakha/Ewert Art Award for her submission in the student juried art exhibit at UW-La Crosse. The piece she created is called “Straw Reef.” Nimmow came up with the idea from several articles she had read stating how plastic straws are polluting our oceans at an alarming rate and are wreaking havoc on our oceans, marine wildlife and coral reefs. In an twist, she created this model of a coral reef from over 10,000 plastic straws. The piece changes from left to right showing the different depths of the straws. In the Fall, Nimmow will be a senior at UW-La Crosse majoring in Art Education.

Tekla Nimmow was recently awarded the Rakha/Ewert Art Award for her submission in the student juried art exhibit at UW-La Crosse.

Jacob Jackson is Optimist Student of the Month


Jacob Jackson, son of Jim and Cindy Jackson, was honored on May 19 at the Sauk Prairie Optimist Zoom meeting as the May SP Optimist Club Student of the Month. Jacob is a senior. According to Shane Been, SPHS Assistant Principal, “Jacob has been fun to watch grow in both voice and leadership through participation in the SPHS musical this year. Plus, Jacob has a long-term tradition of service. Jacob has been involved in soccer, FFA, and Student Council while at SPHS. He loves to hunt and fish in his spare time.” Jacob plans to attend UW-Baraboo next Fall, possibly in Criminal Justice. This summer he will work as a ranch hand.

Jacob Jackson, son of Jim and Cindy Jackson, was honored on May 19 at the Sauk Prairie 

Optimist Zoom meeting as the May SP Optimist Club Student of the Month. Jacob is a senior.

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